Kaspersky CEO says hack claims cutting US cyber security sales

Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of Russia's Kaspersky Lab

Eugene Kaspersky, head of the Moscow-based cyber security firm that bears his name told Reuters on Friday that the company expects a 'single digit' drop in US sales this year as a result of suspicions about its ties to the Russian government, but global revenue was still expected to increase.

By turns frustrated and defiant in an 80-minute interview in his Moscow office, the founder and head of the embattled antivirus software maker denounced what he called an "information war" against his company, repeatedly asserting that "we've done nothing wrong."

Kaspersky said the company's interactions with law enforcement in Russia and elsewhere was "limited to cyber crime investigations, data sharing about cyber crime - that's it."

He added: "We have zero, zero wrong connections, contacts or assistance to espionage agencies. Zero."

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